A panel presentation featuring the 2018 KU Libraries information literacy mini-grants recipients was held on April 15th, 2019. Faculty recipients discussed their experiences participating in the information literacy mini-grants program and collaborating with librarians on assignment design. You can view the panel presentation here.
Tamara Falicov, Professor, Department of Film and Media Studies
Meggie Mapes, Introductory Course Director, Department of Communication Studies
Joshua Miner, Assistant Professor, Department of Film and Media Studies
KU Libraries Information Literacy Mini Grants
KU Libraries are offering three (3) mini-grants in the amount of $500 to faculty who commit to working with a team of librarians to redesign an assignment in an undergraduate course to meet an information literacy learning outcome. In partnership with librarians and library staff, faculty will explore ideas for assignment redesign to deepen students’ information literacy skills.
“Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”
Eligibility and Expectations
Faculty and Academic Staff from any department or program on the KU Lawrence campus are eligible. Courses must be a 3-credit hour undergraduate course offered in the spring 2020 semester.
In collaboration with librarians, recipients of the mini-grants are expected to:
Applications are due on May 3, 2019. Recipients will be notified by May 17, 2019. Funds will be transferred at the completion of the fall 2019 semester.
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Mini Grant Application" in subject line.
Andi Back, Assistant Librarian/Fine Arts & Humanities Librarian
Jill Becker, Assistant Librarian/Head of the Center for Undergraduate Initiatives and Engagement
Samantha Bishop Simmons, Undergraduate Learning Specialist
Natalie Mahan, Undergraduate Learning Specialist
Betsaida Reyes, Assistant Librarian/Librarian for Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American, & Caribbean Studies